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    Family Farm and Food Bytes

    07/04/2020 @ 8:15 am

    Farm-To-Table Dining Takes on New Meaning Amid Pandemic (WCIA) The farm-to-table movement in the United States has grown in recent years, as consumers have increasingly demanded locally sourced food. The movement has grown out of necessity because some producers can’t rely on the complex web of processors, distributors, and middlemen to get food to customers.

    Farm Bureau to Launch Grant Program to Support Local Food Pantries

    07/03/2020 @ 4:20 pm

    The impacts of COVID-19 will be felt for months to come. Families are suffering. Businesses are suffering. Farms are suffering. Together with members, Cook County Farm Bureau® and local farmers growing healthy and nutritious food are poised to provide local food pantries assistance during this difficult time in Illinois and the entire United States.

    Defensive Driving Course

    07/03/2020 @ 11:45 am

    The course explores the causes of vehicle collisions (mental, physical and environmental factors) and teaches how defensive driving principles can prevent most of these costly incidents.

    Meet a "Face" of Cook County Farm Bureau

    07/03/2020 @ 9:25 am

    Each month we are highlighting a Cook County Farm Bureau Member: This month's "Face of CCFB" is... Mark & Donna Walsh, owner of M&D Farms & Garden Center.

    Five Things Members should know about the Cook County Farm Bureau's Affiliation with Country Financial

    07/03/2020 @ 7:05 am

    Five things you should know about COUNTRY Financial.

    Cook County Farm Bureau Partners with the Illinois Department of Agriculture for Clean Sweep Collection

    07/02/2020 @ 4:25 pm

    Residents of 12 Illinois counties can dispose of unwanted agrichemicals for free this year through the Illinois Department of Agriculture’s agricultural pesticide “Clean Sweep” program.

    Centennial Legacy Patio to be Created to Benefit Foundation

    07/02/2020 @ 3:20 pm

    Creating a legacy to mark the Centennial celebration of the Cook County Farm Bureau, the Farm Bureau and Foundation are partnering to create a Commemorative Patio on the grounds of the Cook County Farm Bureau. With the event postponed there is still time to add your name on the patio.

    ComEd to Offer Farmers Assistance

    07/02/2020 @ 1:35 pm

    Farmers who are ComEd customers can receive funds to assist with the cost of installing LED lights in their buildings, installing energy efficiency electrical equipment like electric motors, or installing or upgrading other electrical equipment.

    General Assembly Approves Unbalanced Budget

    07/02/2020 @ 12:15 pm

    In May, the General Assembly passed a series of bills putting the fiscal year 2021 budget before the Governor. The budget is a mirror of the current state budget. With the uncertainty of the state revenue stream it appears the immediate goal of the legislature was to get a spending plan in place to allow state government to operate and then they can follow up later in the fiscal year with supplemental appropriations.

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